This amazing house in Nara, Japan has made clever use of an inspiring weaving technique.
The studio behind this design, Tadashi Yoshimura Architects, have made walls throughout this building using a weave technique. The wood is interwound amongst itself to create walls which aren't quite solid, but aren't quite see-through.
This technique results in expanded light values throughout the building by not directly blocking off light to many areas. The weave also works as a fun idea for the grandchildren of the people who live here when they visit. The weaves act a climbing frame for them and are strong enough to support them. This is a fun idea for the space, turning something which could have been about pure function into a more entertaining feature.